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  • Venice, Italy
    Tuesday Sep 11, 1951

    Igor Stravinsky

    The Premiere of The Rake's Progress

    Venice, Italy
    Tuesday Sep 11, 1951

    In 1951, he completed his last neoclassical work, the opera The Rake's Progress to a libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman based on the etchings of William Hogarth. It premiered in Venice that year and was produced around Europe the following year before being staged in the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1953.